Monthly Archives: September 2009

Cake: Simply White Wedding Day

Most girls dream of wearing a beautiful, long, white gown on their wedding day and they usually do just that. Now, imagine walking into the reception hail and seeing everything illuminated in white as well! Billowing, white, transparent fabric hanging from the ceiling along every wall with soft candlelight on every table will add to
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Planning: The Candy Corner

There is an extremely popular trend emerging from the New England area of the United States, referred to as a Candy Station. This is an especially big hit at child friendly wedding receptions.  And yes — there ARE child friendly wedding receptions!  These Candy Stations can be as elaborate, or as simple as your style
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Inside Scoop: What is a “Pocket” Invitation?

One of the most popular trends in wedding invitations is the pocket style invitation. A pocket invitation provides an elegant “holder” for the various pieces of stationery that may arrive with a typical wedding invitation. It’s a handy yet lovely way for guests to keep items such as maps, reception information, and response cards neatly
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Planning: Your Wedding Program

A wedding program was virtually unheard of a few years ago. When they first became popular, there were usually a bi-fold bulletin type paper with some sort of wedding picture on the cover, and a list of the names of the wedding party on the inside. Today, couples are being much more creative when it
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Traditions: The Newlywed Shower

A once long standing tradition that seems to be fading fast, is the shower of rice over the newlywed couple. Rice is a symbol of abundance and fertility. It also represents prosperity and good fortune. Traditionally, this shower was done after the reception, once the bride and groom had changed into their "going away" attire,
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The Bride: Sweets for the Sweet

Here is an ideal and fun way for any bride to convey her affection for her attendants. Spend an afternoon with "just the girls" and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in your wedding plans. In the early twentieth century a different type of party gained popularity — it was called the
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Budget: The Second Time Around

If you are beginning to plan an ‘encore" wedding, do not assume your parents will be willing to finance the event. The financial responsibility lies with you, and your groom. If a family member, or close friend, offers you help financially, you may accept graciously and show your appreciation. Your parents may offer their home
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Beauty: Wedding Day Beauty Quick Fixes

Your big day has arrived and you are all set to walk down the aisle when you find yourself in a pickle. Your hair is done, your make-up looks awesome and you are wearing your dream wedding gown. But then you look down and discover there is a make-up stain on your gown or you
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